Fiber Costs [Was: Re: SoCal FIOS outage(?) / static IP readdressing]

Fletcher Kittredge fkittred at
Tue Jan 10 15:21:53 UTC 2017

Numbers for building fiber optic systems are out there if you do the
research. Joining the FTTH Council is a good start. One thing to recognise
is that the numbers vary widely based on what is being built and where it
is being built. There are large regional, technology, and product
variations. Verizon has economies of scale few can match.

Having said that, some of the numbers listed are unrecognizably low.

On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 8:32 AM, Leo Bicknell <bicknell at> wrote:

> I don't know about the rest of the list, but I find these numbers
> fascinating.  There's probably not that many people who are allowed
> to share them, but if more could I think that would be educational
> for a lot of folks.
> In a message written on Wed, Jan 04, 2017 at 08:37:19AM -0500, Jared Mauch
> wrote:
> > I’ve been thinking of the same in my underserved area.  Labor is $5/foot
> here and despite friends and colleagues telling me to move, it seems I have
> a sub-60 month ROI (and sub-year for some areas I’ve modeled with modest
> uptake rates of 15-20% where the other options are fixed wireless, Cellular
> data or dial).
> In a message written on Wed, Jan 04, 2017 at 01:50:48PM +0000, Luke
> Guillory wrote:
> > Our model is 15k a mile all in, this is  for aerial  not underground for
> our HFC/Coax builds. A partner of ours models their underground fiber
> builds at 30k a mile.
> In a message written on Wed, Jan 04, 2017 at 09:08:51AM -0500, Shawn L
> wrote:
> > Depending on the area and conditions (rock, etc).  We're seeing
> >
> > $4 /foot Aerial
> > $5-$7 /foot direct bury
> > $10 - $14 /foot directional bore
> --
> Leo Bicknell - bicknell at
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Fletcher Kittredge

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